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Evaluation of canine intervertebral disc degeneration in colour-coded computed tomography

Overview of attention for article published in Irish Veterinary Journal, November 2015
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Title
Evaluation of canine intervertebral disc degeneration in colour-coded computed tomography
Published in
Irish Veterinary Journal, November 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13620-015-0054-1
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Authors

Lisa K Harder, Vladimir Galindo-Zamora, Martin Beyerbach, Ingo Nolte, Patrick Wefstaedt

Abstract

Canine intervertebral disc degeneration can lead to intervertebral disc disease. Mild degenerative changes in the structure of the canine intervertebral disc can be identified in magnetic resonance images, whereas these changes are not visible in computed tomographic images. Therefore, one aim of this study was to detect whether colour-coded computed tomography enhances the visibility of mild degenerative changes in the canine disc structure compared to non-contrast computed tomography. Furthermore, the study aimed to detect if intervertebral disc degeneration could be classified with a higher reliability in colour-coded images than in non-contrast images. Computed tomographic image studies of 144 canine intervertebral discs were coloured using three different lookup tables. Canine intervertebral disc degeneration was evaluated by three observers using a 5-grade classification system and compared to the evaluation of non-contrast CT and MRI images. A moderate to almost perfect intraobserver and a moderate to substantial interobserver agreement were found depending on the used colour code. On comparing non-contrast and colour-coded CT significant differences were found by one observer only. Significant differences in evaluation were found in grading intervertebral disc degeneration in MRI and colour-coded CT. Intervertebral disc degeneration could not be classified with a higher reliability on colour-coded images compared to non-contrast images. Furthermore, colour-coded CT did not enhance the visibility of mild degenerative changes in disc structure compared to non-contrast CT. However, the better intraobserver agreement and the subjective impression of the observers highlighted that the usage of colour encoded CT data sets with a wide range of tonal values of few primary and secondary colours may facilitate evaluation.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 33%
Other 2 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 7%
Unspecified 1 7%
Other 3 20%
Unknown 1 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 8 53%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 7%
Unspecified 1 7%
Unknown 3 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 November 2015.
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#4,236,220
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#28
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#84,648
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#1
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